The Chelsea teams that Frank Lampard played in were ridiculously good at home, setting all manner of records for unbeaten stretches at Stamford Bridge over the years.
Lampard on Chelsea being better away: "Possibly and that's something we maybe need to address. Away from home we have got good results. It is not just home or away, it is the types of games. When teams come to defend against us [we struggle to break them down]." #CFC #THFC
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) December 20, 2019
This team is very difficult however, and actually has a pretty rotten home record this season.
We’ve had more big results away from the Bridge since Lampard took over, and the manager was asked for his thoughts on that in the press conference today, ahead of another massive away game at Tottenham this weekend.
Nizaar Kinsella of Goal.com recorded his response, where he shared his thoughts on why the home/away split is actually misleading in terms of explaining why we’ve done better in some games than others:
It certainly has suited us better to play teams who are willing to attack. The teams who have come to Stamford Bridge to defend have had great success shutting up shop and hitting us on the counter, while we’ve lacked the finesse to break them down in the final third.
Sunday’s game should be the complete opposite – we hope so, anyway.